water gas has neither the illuminating nor the heating qualities of coal gas, and it is also much more poisonous.
water gas is essentially a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen.
The three chief varieties are coal gas, water gas, and natural gas.
The manufacture of gas was revolutionised by the invention of water gas.
water gas, obtained as above, possesses no illuminating power.
But in England water gas could not compete with coal gas in cheapness.
water gas is made by placing coke in a vertical cylinder and heating the coke to a red heat.
In some forms the water gas is passed with the oil through the retort.
The Rose process for making fuel gas gives a water gas enriched by petroleum.
It was subsequently found that the stove was unlighted, and the water gas supply turned on.